There are so many thing happening everyday at Ital Florist and flower industry, and also with Ital clients. Below are some highlights of these events ...
Happy Mother's Day!, May 2013
Mother's Day is one of our favorite celebrations.
There is no better way to show your love than with flowers.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!
From all of us at Ital Florist.
Birthday at Ital Florist - Happy Birthday Ester!, April 2013
My sister and partner celebrates her birthday.
We will be sure to send her flowers.
Yellow Page Ad - Toronto Florist, April 2013
Today we are shooting our new yellow page video.
Ital Florist is in a few directories under retail florist.
It's fun getting the team involved. They get a kick out of being in front of a camera talking flowers.
Check it out in a couple of weeks when it goes live and let us know what you think.
March 8 - International Women's Day, February 2013
La Festa della Donna, or International Women's Day is celebrated on 8th March. It began in 1908 to commemorate the 129 women who died in a fire in a factory in Chicago in that year, and also commemorates two other international events: a strike by women garment workers on 8 March 1857 in New York, which led to the foundation of the first women's union in the US, and a strike by Russian women on the same day in 1917.
It is traditional on this day to give yellow Mimosa flowers to women as a sign of respect and solidarity. Women give Mimosa to each other as well.
Mimosa (acacia dealbata) was introduced to Europe from Australia in 1820. It is probably the first tree to flower - as early as January - and its yellow flowers cheer up the winter landscape.(taken from http://www.livornonow.com/)
Business is Blooming in Toronto, January 2013
Business is blooming in Toronto – For Immediate release
Toronto, January 29, 2013 Italo Paris and Ester Mauro, owners of Ital Florist Limited have come to an agreement with Jim Lye and Janet Lye and purchased Tidy’s Flowers Inc. Both Lye’s have been retained by Tidy’s Flowers and will continue to oversee the daily operations.
The combined synergies of this group, provide Ital and Tidy’s with an incredible opportunity to expand their already strong presence in the Greater Toronto Market. Eligio Paris, President of Ital Florist Limited said, “This union allows us to continue to grow Ital Florist from our Greater Toronto Area (GTA) base by aligning ourselves with Tidy’s Flowers, the oldest flower company in Canada with an outstanding reputation for quality floral products and reliable service, particularly serving the Toronto downtown core customers.”
Italo Paris and Ester Mauro are the second generation of family owners of Ital Florist. They explain, “Joining forces with Tidy’s Flowers will allow us to leverage our marketing expertise with Tidy’s long track record for serving Toronto customers. In addition, with a team of professional floral designers and customer service representatives that has doubled to over 40, we can easily manage the largest of events; corporate, wedding, bereavement in addition to all everyday occasions.”
Siblings Jim and Janet Lye, co-owners of Tidy’s, said: “Tidy’s Flowers and Ital Florist serve complimentary markets and customers throughout not only the GTA but across Canada. This merger fits with our strategy to grow our business through strong alliances as well as through internal growth”
“It’s a perfect fit. It’s incredible how our core values are so much alike”, says Jim Lye.
“I am thrilled at what we can do together. Jim and Janet have been our friends for years. This move was so natural”, reflects Italo Paris.
About Ital Florist Limited
Ital Florist Limited was established in 1976 by President Eligio Paris. Owned by Italo Paris and Ester Mauro the company maintains it traditional European roots with head offices in North West Toronto and a retail show room in Vaughan. The team consists of over 20 employees and has won numerous awards including Consumers Choice Award, Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice Award, and Top FTD Partner.
About Tidy’s Flowers Inc.
Tidy’s Flowers is Canada’s oldest florist, since founding in 1877 in downtown Toronto. The company is known as a leading innovator in the industry and has evolved and adapted from horse and buggy days through two world wars, to on-line sales of flowers. Tidy’s Flowers specializes in serving the floral demands of corporations as well as consumers with innovative floral solutions for key business, social and personal occasions. Tidy’s employs over 20 people at headquarters in downtown Toronto, Ontario and a retail location in the Commerce Court Complex.
Made In Italy - ready to do business, January 2013
What: Made in Italy - ready to do business
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Speakers: Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
Alessandro Ferlito, Commercial Director – Novamont SpA
Where: RIVIERA PARQUE
2800 Highway #7 Concord
Rooms: Park IV and V
Our Comment / Solution :
As much as we can we try to involve ourselves with our local community. Wednesday night the Italian Chamber of Commerce has put together a wonderful evening.
We will be there.
Florist For Change Regional Meeting, July 2012
Join us at our Florists For Change regional
information meetings at the beautiful
World Market Center in Las Vegas!
Find out more about this grassroots organization
that is becoming THE voice of traditional retail
florists across the U.S. and Canada!
Join us in the Florists For Change Lounge, suite C0720
Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11 AM
Monday July 30, 2012 at 11 AM
Free food and beverages, courtesy of World Market!
To attend, complete a free registration at www.wcmlv.com .
Florists for Change Inc. is the ONLY North American Floral
Association that is 100% by, of, and for traditional retail florists,
dedicated to improving the economics of the retail florist by
encouraging industry advertising, providing exceptional consumer value
and promoting equitable trading among florists.
Our member florists must meet four standards – by having:
· Physical, retail, floral storefront
· Retail sellers certificate or appropriate retail license,
· Same day delivery of their own products
· Physical address & phone number listed on their website & all
These standards assure that our members are all real local flower shops.
YOU NEED AN ADVOCATE - WE NEED YOUR HELP
UNITED TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our Comment / Solution :
Times are always changing and our industry is no different.
As florists we provide delivery service for our clients in town, over borders and across the ocean. Getting this done is not always easy. A group of independent florists is looking at ways to change the economics of these wires services as well as looking at different solutions for our daily challenges in our independent retail florist operations.
Vera Wang Online Catalogue, July 2012
Vera Wang Wedding catalogue is now live on our website. Browse the flowers, order online, or call us ...
Spa Sampler Afternoon, March 2012
Ital Florist invites you and your Bridal Party
to a fun and fabulous
Spa Sampler Afternoon
Qi Tranquility Spa Grand Opening, March 2012
A gorgeous new spa opening at OneHealthClub is Mississauga.
The place looks great...even better with some delicate floral accents. Grand opeing tomorrow night. Good luck girls. See you then.
Ital Florist can now use Master Florists logo from FTD, March 2012
Ital Florist was officially granted the permission to use FTD's Master Florists logo. Only a few outstanding FTD members are allowed to use the logo.
Now representing Vera Wang Wedding by FTD, March 2012
Ital Florist was selected to present the Vera Wang Wedding by FTD collection as a result of its commitment to creating beautiful hand-crafted floral designs and providing professional quality and customer service.
Vera Wang online collection will be available soon ...
For more details check our Vera Wang announcement.
Italo Paris, February 2012
Heading to FTD Headquarters in Downer's Grove March 1-2 for two day meeting with the big boys. Seems they are interested in what I have to say.
Will be there with a select group of florists from across the US. Looking forward to a great exchange of ideas on how we can make the industry stronger for everyone.
FTD awarded Ital Florist the 2011 Quality Star Florist, February 2012
Ital Florist Ltd has been awarded an FTD Quality Star rating
for all of 2011. The FTD Quality Star rating is re-evaluated
each four-month directory cycle and Ital Florist successfully
met this esteemed designation's criteria.
Mother's Day!, May 201
Happy Mother's Day is one of the best celebrations.
No better way to show your love than with flowers.
happy Mother's Day to all the Moms.
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